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Historical Events Happened In July - 23

Saturday, 23 August 2014

1959  On this day in history vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR  

1960  15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open  

1961  Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage  

1964  Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1965  Beatles "Help" is released in the UK on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history cavern Club in Liverpool reopens  

1966  Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60  

1967  On this day in history 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)  

1967  Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons on this day in history.  

1967  Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt  

1968  On this day in history pLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane  

1968  On this day in history race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed  

1968  Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history deli Floyd, writer, dies  

1971  Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France  

1972  On this day in history the first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched  

1973  On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die  

1973  On this day in history eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82  

1974  On this day in history greek military dictatorship collapses  

1974  On this day in history mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90  

1976  On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"  

1976  Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges  

1977  René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas  

1979  E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on this day in history.  

1979  Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya  

1980  River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0645  On this day in history birth of yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683)  

1301  Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339) was born on this day in history.  

1339  Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers) was born on this day in history.  

1401  Francesco Sfoza, soldier was born on this day in history.  

1503  On this day in history birth of anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)  

1659  On this day in history birth of antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer  

1705  On this day in history birth of francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)  

1734  Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730] was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In July - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0945  Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies on this day in history.  

1227  Death of Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148) on this day in history.  

1373  Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies on this day in history.  

1403  Death of Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39 on this day in history.  

1531  Death of Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers on this day in history.  

1568  On this day in history don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23  

1581  On this day in history georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies  

1584  Death of John Day, English printer (b. 1522) on this day in history.